July 30, 2008 | Filed Under day to day
Tags: amusement eating, aoki, benihana, chrome knight, chromeo, rip hiraoki aoki, rocky, surkin
I had no idea, but I was just tipped off by Jane Metromix on this devastating news for hipsters everywhere. Father of Steve Aoki, ‘hipster icon in outer space’, Hiraoki Aoki (aka: Rocky), died last week. He was a former speedboat racer, olympic wrestler, pimp, baller, ice cream man, baby maker, and founded the Benihana amusement eating restaurant chain.
The memorial is set for this weekend in New York.
I hope Steve perms his hair in memory of his pops.
Here’s the song that was playing when this news was communicated to me via goog chat.